Here’s what I’ve been able to learn so far about my KISSEL/KISSELL ancestors.
1. Dean Richardson
2. David Richardson, born 17 Nov 1935 in Erie, Erie County, PA; died 16 Oct 1998 in Stanford, Santa Clara County, CA.
3. Margaret Jourdan / Jordan, born 01 June 1903 in Erie, Erie County, PA; died 25 January 1982 in Erie, Erie County, PA.
4. Amelia Kissel / Kissell, born 28 Aug 1867 in Theresa, Jefferson County, NY; died 09 Sep 1929 in Erie, Erie, PA.
5. Johann Peter Kissel, born 24 Mar 1832 in Gross Umstadt, Hessen, Germany; died 02 Apr 1911 in Theresa, Jefferson County, NY.
6. Johann Peter Kissel
The obituary shown to the right is from the Watertown Daily Times and was retrieved from the marvelous FultonHistory.com site. Unfortunately, no publication date was legible on the image.
It’s a little troubling that Amelia Kissel is mentioned in the obituary as having “married a Kissel.” Our best information points to Amelia having only married once, and to Friedrich Jourdan, not to a Mr. Kissel.
Note that the surname shows up in both the KISSEL and KISSELL forms in the same obituary.
If you have any Kissel or Kissell relatives and you think you may be connected to mine in some fashion, please let me know. Thank you!